Abe Lincoln

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich...strengthen the weak by weakening the strong...bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift...lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." -Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Dirtroad Team - Fine Old Things and First Fruits

Welcome friends.  Summer is here and I hope everyone is safe from the crazy weather.  Please take a moment to visit two more amazing shops from the Dirtroad Team.  Karen is the owner of Fine Old Things, and vintage is her first love.  Then the hunt and challenge of find the great piece for her shop.  Karen has 7 pages filled with great finds for a gift or your home.  Below is a link to her shop and some of my favorites.

My mother had one of these!

Vintage Pilot Desk Stapler, Model 402

Antique Child's Electric Iron, Samson-United Co, 60 plus Years Old

Vintage Hand Tool, Wood Working Plane, Handcrafted

The next shop is First Fruits, owned by Bonnie.  Bonnie is a farmer's wife and mother to three children.  She lives on 20 acres in Northern Michigan and she loves to cook, bake and garden.  Her shop is filled with cookies, jams, jellies, and fruit butter.  Plus her famous marshmellows.  I can tell you they are heaven sent.  If you can not visit Bonnie at one of the farm markets, then her Etsy shop is the next best thing.  Warning this will make your hungry!!!!!  The link to her shop is below with some of the wonderful food she has to offer.

Pick any 8 jars of Jam, Jelly and Fruit Butter. Fill your table with summer goodness.

Homemade Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies 1 doz

Handmade Peanut Butter Flavored Marshmallows 1 doz

Remember you can type "drat dirtroad team" into the search bar on Etsy for more wonderful shop, with artist living in a small town.   Enjoy your visit.

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